Top marks for district eateries

Food hygiene scores, HDC scheme
Food hygiene scores, HDC scheme

FOOD: Diners can be more confident than ever about eating out in south Northants after more than half the takeaways and restaurants scored the maximum hygiene rating.

A total of 394 out of 732 food businesses inspected by South Northants Council’s Health Protection team have now achieved the five star rating since the introduction of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) hygiene standard rating scheme in the district in 2011.

Cllr Dermot Bambridge, SNC’s member for environmental services, said: “The dedication shown by these food businesses is a credit to them and I hope that their success will inspire others to achieve equally high standards.”

Food businesses can contact the Health Protection team on 01327 322281 for advice.